Cat Caretaker  (1 position available)                                            $9.00 p/hour
This position will work the same schedule each week. The position is part-time and is expected to work approximately 24 hours each week.  The days and shifts are not negotiable.  
Saturday - 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sunday - 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday - 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday - 7:30 am - 1:30 pm

The Humane Society of Delaware County is looking for a cat caretaker to join the shelter's team. 

Job Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Clean all public areas of shelter on a daily basis to include the kitten rooms, lobby animals, adult cat rooms, Clinic (on weekends), cat kitchen, hallway, and isolation room. 

  • Daily cleaning includes, but is not limited to the scooping/cleaning of litter boxes, sweeping and mopping of all floors (including the lobby and bathroom), spot cleaning all condos, changing bedding & liens as needed, spot cleaning any areas of vomit/feces/urine, washing dirty litter boxes and dishes, washing and drying solied laundry.

  • Every Monday, complete deep cleaning tasks which includes cleaning and disinfecting all cat trees and furniture, removing and replacing all bedding and linens, and cleaning and disinfecting all walls, doors, and water fountains.

  • Monitor and observe all feline health needs and administer medications as prescribed by the shelter veterinarian. Communicate animal health concerns/needs to verterinarian staff. 

  • Safely and humanely move and/or relocate felines to various areas of the shelter. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma, or equivalent

  • Experience working in a shelter environment to include working with felines of varying sizes and weights.

  • Must have reliable transportation and be dependable. The animal's health and welfare depend on your attendance.

  • Valid driver's license.

  • Must successfully pass a background investigation.

  • Electronic deposit (ACH) of paycheck is required.

Physical Demands and Working Environment

  • Work is performed in an animal shelter. There is a potential for exposure to environmental factors such as temperature variations, high noise levels, zoonotic diseases, animal waste, strong odors, and unpredictable animals.

  • Must be able to work assigned shift, including weekends, holidays or during peak operational need.

  • Must be able to remain standing or active during entire shift, lift and carry objects and animals up to 50 pounds, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, pull or other strenuous activities.

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